Closed-End Funds


Nuveen Equity Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: JSN)

Effective December 22, 2014 the assets of the Nuveen Equity Premium Opportunity Fund (JSN) were merged into the assets of the Nuveen Equity Premium Income Fund (JPZ) and renamed the Nuveen S&P 500 Buy-Write Income Fund (BXMX). View details.


The fund's primary investment objective is to provide a high level of current income and gains from net index option premiums. The fund's secondary investment objective is to seek capital appreciation consistent with the fund's strategy and its primary objective.


  • Attractive quarterly distributions
  • Capital appreciation, consistent with the Funds’ index option strategy
  • A measure of downside protection in rapidly declining markets
  • Tax-advantaged income from an index option strategy and equity dividends

Investment Strategy

The fund invests in an equity portfolio that seeks to substantially replicate price movements of a 75% / 25% combination of the S&P 500 Stock Index and the NASDAQ-100 Stock Index, respectively. The fund also sells S&P 500 and NASDAQ index call options in the same 75% / 25% ratio covering approximately 100% of the value of the fund’s equity portfolio, seeking to enhance risk-adjusted performance relative to an all equity portfolio.

Daily Pricing

Closing Share Price (As of 12/19/2014)$12.21
Closing NAV per Share (As of 12/19/2014)$13.37
Premium / Discount**-8.68%
Current Distribution Rate (Market price)††8.32%
Distribution Amount (Quarterly)††$0.2540
Distribution Type Managed Distribution

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The Fund is designed as a long-term investment and not as a trading vehicle. The Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investors should carefully review and consider the risks listed below before investing.

Investment Risk: The possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.Price Risk: Shares of closed-end investment companies like the Fund frequently trade at a discount to their NAV. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.Common Stock Risk: Common stock returns often have experienced significant volatility. Call Option Risks: The value of call options sold (written) by the Fund will fluctuate. The Fund may not participate in any appreciation of its equity portfolio as fully as it would if the Fund did not sell call options. In addition, the Fund will continue to bear the risk of declines in the value of the equity portfolio.Derivatives Strategy Risk: Derivative securities, such as calls, puts, warrants, swaps and forwards, carry risks different from, and possibly greater than, the risks associated with the underlying investments. Index Call Option Risk: Because index options are settled in cash, sellers of index call options, such as the Funds, cannot provide in advance for their potential settlement obligations by acquiring and holding the underlying securities.Tax Risk: The Fund’s investment program and the tax treatment of Fund distributions may be affected by IRS interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code and future changes in tax laws and regulations, including changes resulting from the “sunset” provisions that may apply to the favorable tax treatment of tax-advantaged dividends. There can be no assurance as to the percentage of a Fund’s distributions that will qualify as tax-advantaged dividends.

** The premium/discount is calculated as (most recent price/most recent NAV) -1.

†† Managed Distribution Policy

Potential distribution sources include net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. If a distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the fund provides a notice of the best estimate of its distribution sources at that time which may be viewed at These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year’s distributions) contained in shareholders’ 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year. Under its Managed Distribution policy, the fund seeks to maintain an attractive and stable regular distribution amount that, over the long term, matches the fund’s total distributions paid to its total return. You should not draw any conclusions about a fund’s past or future investment performance from its current distribution rate.

Distribution rates represent the latest declared regular distribution, annualized, relative to the most recent market price and NAV. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation.

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